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It wasn’t until Jodee Mundy was five years old and lost at Kmart that she realised the rest of her family was Deaf. She didn’t see ‘disability’ – only the love and protection of those closest to her. 

In Personal, she conveys her experience as the only hearing person in a Deaf family, through a captivating blend of performance, storytelling, multimedia and animation. Mundy delves into the contradictions of inhabiting two worlds; living in a Deaf family, where using sign language is natural; and living in a society that sees only the family’s disability with voyeuristic curiosity.

The role children of Deaf adults play in paving the way for their family – as interpreter, authority, conduit – is central to this very intimate story. Created with a talented team of collaborators and presented in two languages via a virtual interpreter, Personal is a smart, touching and deeply personal work exploring dis/ability and how we perceive one another.


World Premiere 

  • Presented by Arts House,  North Melbourne Town Hall
  • 24-29 April 2018 
  • This show is in Auslan and English. The venue is wheelchair accessible.
  • Tickets: $35/$30/$25 
  • Book on the Arts House website. 

UnWrapped Festival at the Sydney Opera House

Personal on Tour presented by Regional Arts Victoria

  • 31 May to 26 June 2018 

For regional dates and more info please visit the Jodee Mundy Collaborations website.

Image: Jodee Mundy in Personal, courtesy of Jodee Mundy Collaborations

Event type: Performance. Title: Auslan Tours at NGV. Date: May 27–Dec 15 2018. Ticket cost: Accessibility features: Accessible venue, Auslan interpreted,

Phoenix Luke and Elizabeth 1440

Event type: Workshop. Title: Inclusive Yoga Classes . Date: Jul 30–Sep 28 2018. Ticket cost: $6 - $9 Accessibility features: Accessible venue, Accessible for blind/low vision,

Inclusive yoga

Event type: Exhibition. Title: Australian Art Auslan Tour. Date: Aug 18–Dec 15 2018. Ticket cost: Free Accessibility features: Accessible venue, Accessible for blind/low vision, Auslan interpreted,